Diesel-powered heavy-duty vehicles in Japan – latest emission regulations and responding technologies, fuel economy standards, and challenges for alternative fuels

  • Toshio Ichimasa
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Isuzu Motors Limited (ISUZU) is a commercial vehicle manufacturer founded in 1916 and established in 1937. Isuzu has 2 main manufacturing plants, Fujisawa & Tochigi in Japan and 47 other sites in 30 countries abroad. The annual production volume is now 617 thousand of commercial vehicles, buses, and pickup trucks and these products are sold in well over 120 countries.

The enhancement of exhaust emission requirements in Japan, has been taken based on the air pollution, availability of new technologies to reduce exhaust emissions, and global trends for the exhaust emission regulations. Since October 1, 2016, the following requirements have been forcing for some GVW classes of heavy duty diesel vehicles and will be expanded to all classes within a couple of years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Ichimasa
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  1. 1.Isuzu Motors LimitedFijisawa-shi, Kanagawa-kenJapan

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